The basic education schools were closed in the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the government reopens the schools for the 2021-2022 academic year starting 1 June.
“We make preparations under the instructions to reopen the schools. We accepted the enrolment of students between 24 and 31 May. We will continue accepting during school days. The school can accommodate more than 6,000 students. Now, over 2,000 students — 30 per cent — were enrolled. The students will keep their social distancing in the classroom. The teachers, security members and town elders will provide security for the students,” said Daw Win Win Nwe, headmistress of Kamayut TTC.
Then, a student said, “I am so happy when I meet my friends at school as we haven’t met for more than one year. I continued studying my lessons since schools closed.”
Daw San San Maw, the mother of a student from B.E.H.S (2) Latha, also said, “We are expecting the reopening of schools. I don’t let anything affects my daughter’s education. Being a student’s parent, I want my child to become an educated person. Education is the key.”
The monastic schools have also reopened in addition to the basic education schools.
Pyinnya Theikpan Monastic School and Youths Development Parahita Home Sayadaw Maha Sadhamma Jotikadhaja Bhaddanta Pannasami mentioned, “The Director of Yangon Region Basic Education Department came here and discussed with us to reopen monastic schools. There are only a few students at every school during the early period of school reopening in the 2020-2021 academic year. We will teach just a few students at our schools. We also urge the teachers. The government provided teaching aid materials including school textbooks and COVID-19 protective gears.”
The government launched the school enrollment week between 24 and 31 May. A total of 355,771 students enrolled in Yangon Region. — MNA